MOVIES: Opening Friday, “Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit” (PG-13), “The Nut Job” (PG); “Ride Along” (PG-13).

CONCERTS: A Great Big World with Secret Someones, 8 p.m. Saturday, Tralf Music Hall, 622 Main St.

Prism, 8 p.m. Saturday, Seneca Niagara Casino Bear’s Den, 310 Fourth St., Niagara Falls.

Reverend Horton Heat featuring Deke Dickerson with Nekromantix and the Creepshow, 8 p.m. Sunday, Tralf Music Hall, 622 Main St.

Kellie Pickler, 7:30 p.m. next Thursday, Jamestown Savings Bank Arena, 319 W. Third St., Jamestown.

THEATER: Short-Play Festival, 7:30 p.m. Friday, 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday, Niagara University, Lewiston.

“Broadway in Concert 17,” 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday, Ellicott Creek Playhouse, 530 Ellicott Creek Road, Tonawanda.


“Fresh vegetables are healthier than frozen.” Fact or fiction?

You might think fresh beats frozen every time, but according to Karen Ansell, a representative for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, “many frozen vegetables are equally as nutritious as fresh and sometimes more so.”

That’s because vegetables begin to lose nutrients as soon as they’re picked, and with the exception of what’s on offer at your local farmers’ market (if it’s still open), most fresh produce for sale is past its nutritional prime.

Frozen vegetables, on the other hand, are picked at peak ripeness and flash-frozen the same day. So what’s the bottom line? You’ll get the biggest nutritional boost from fresh, local produce, but if that isn’t available, frozen veggies offer a good nutritional alternative.

– From FamilyFun magazine (


“It was a real cyclone of insanity, like being around the Beatles.”

– Chris Pine, on what it was like co-starring with Lindsay Lohan almost a decade ago in “Just My Luck,” to the Hollywood Reporter